Introduction to a weather-dependent model of mosquito abundance
Mosquito-borne diseases such as chikungunya, dengue, West Nile, and Zika pose significant health concerns in regions where the vector is present. In particular, abundance of Aedes mosquitos has been correlated with the prevalence of such diseases. The lifecycle of mosquitos is heavily dependent on weather conditions such as temperature and precipitation. I will provide a brief introduction to the weather-dependent agent-based model. Then I will discuss the results of sensitivity analysis performed on the model using meteorological data from two different locations, San Juan, Puerto Rico and Tucson, Arizona.
(Bagels and refreshments will be served.)